History Autumn 2022


Reception children undertook activities linked to bonfire night at the beginning of November. Activities included discussing experiences of bonfire night, watching videos of the celebration, finding out about firework safety, and creating firework pictures.

Reception children learnt about Remembrance Day and talked about why we wear poppies. They made their own poppies in class and had a class assembly where they observed a two minute silence.

Year 2

Norwich’s Past

Year 2 children have learnt about life in Norwich in the past. They studied the cathedral and castle in Norwich. Lessons included looking at artefacts relating to Norwich’s past, comparing old and new landmarks in Norwich, and finding out about castles and how they were defended.

The children participated in a History Day- see special events tab for further details. C:\Users\SSutterby\Documents\Subject leader\norwich past.jpg

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Year two also looked at the significant person William the Conqueror. They created a timeline for his life.

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Night time

As part of our topic Night time the children have learnt about a significant person from the past, Guy Fawkes.  The children wrote about who Guy Fawkes was and why he is an important historical person.

They picked some items that Guy Fawkes might have used in 1605 and described how he would have used them. They then explained the difference between objects that Guy Fawkes could have used, compared with what he might have used today.

Remembrance Day

To introduce Remembrance Day, years one and two had a special visit from the Royal British Legion on Thursday 10th November (see special events tab). They continued to develop their ideas of Remembrance Day during their assembly on Friday 11th November, which concluded with a 2 minute silence on the playground.